Seeking to corner the Government over the 2G scam, the BJP on Monday moved a notice for immediate discussion in the Rajya Sabha contending that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and then Finance Minister P Chidambaram were “equal party” to the decision to allocate spectrum.
BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said the party will press for adjournment of Question Hour on Tuesday as the House was adjourned on Monday following uproar.
“We wanted to press for urgent discussion on the statement issued by the PMO yesterday on the eve of Parliament session distancing himself (the Prime Minister) from anything or a role in the 2G Spectrum allotment and subsequent scam.”
But according to “evidences in documents and circumstantial evidences and his duty as Prime Minister, he and then Finance Minister P Chidambaram are equal party to the decision,” Mr. Javadekar told reporters outside Parliament.
The BJP Rajya Sabha MP said, “Now everybody wants to distance themselves away from this decision.”
He said the party wanted a discussion and “that is why we moved the notice for immediate discussion by cancelling the Question Hour. But somehow, today the House is now adjourned till tomorrow. So the matter will come up tomorrow.”
The PMO on Sunday issued a statement rejecting suggestions that the Prime Minister had “looked the other way” on the issue of spectrum allocation and insisted that communication sent to the Department of Telecom in no way related either issues relating to manner of grant of licence or charges for spectrum up to the threshold level”.